Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Little Black Dress for Travel & Confident Twosday Linkup

Aventura black avondale dress, black dress for travel, packable sun hat, wedges


Aventura black avondale dress, black dress for travel, packable sun hat, wedges

Aventura black avondale dress, black dress for travel, packable sun hat, wedges

Aventura black avondale dress, black dress for travel, packable sun hat, wedges

Aventura black avondale dress, black dress for travel, packable sun hat, wedges

Aventura black avondale dress, black dress for travel, packable sun hat, wedges

Today is our last full day in Arizona. It's been a wonderful time so far. The weather has been amazing so we have tried to spend time outside eating, at the pool, and doing other activities. When packing for a family of four including a baby, I had to really think light. Even thought they are small, babies really take up a lot of room in a suitcase. Aveline needed diapers, wipes, clothes, extra clothes, pool items, bottles, pumping necessities, bath things, stroller, car seat, and whatever else I can't think of right now. That means not as much room for my husband, daughter, and myself. Thank goodness Claire is old enough to not need a stroller. Otherwise we would have had to push a double stroller through the airport and find room for it in the car! Although I did read up on them just in case (View the complete details here).

When I received the Avondale dress from Aventura, I knew it was exactly what I needed. For this trip, I wore it as a pool coverup, dressed it up for Easter, and dressed it down for a day of activities. A simple dress made of jersey material that resists wrinkle and is easily washed is a wonderful solution to the packing problem! I also brought this sunhat that can be packed easily and it doesn't ruin the shape. The hat has SPF 50+ which is wonderful against the Arizona sun. Between this hat and sunscreen I haven't had any sunburn whatsoever! 

Last week's most popular post was Shea from Shea Lennon and her adorable family in their Easter outfits. I love how she coordinates her family's outfits! 




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46 comments:

  1. The light there in Arizona looks so lovely - I'm desperate for a little sun! Your out fit is fab for getting you through a holiday day. Such a cute set of photos x

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  2. The dress looks great on you! Lovely photos
    Laurie xx

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  3. Laura, such a cute look. I am loving your sandals. And your hair looks amazing with all your curls!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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  4. Love this versatile dress! I can see you layering over it in the cold weather here. I adore your sandals!

    https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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  5. I can't even imagine packing for a baby and flying! That dress was a Godsend for sure, perfect for all the ways you wore it on your trip and it looks great on you. Sounds like you all have really enjoyed your trip! Safe travels home my friend!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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  6. What a great dress! You look lovely in the this outfit...I love hats! And how sweet is that picture with you and your girl...glad you and your family had a great trip to Arizona! That's a state I'd love to visit some day. Have a great week! :)

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  7. Great dress Laura!! Enjoy your last day, safe travels home and emerges made!

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  8. That's exactly the kind of dress we all need for vacations, Laura!! Talk about versatile, and what a wonderful trip for you guys!!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  9. What a cute little black dress - I like that it's so practical to travel with and it's so nice casually here with your hat and sandals! :)

    I'm glad you had a fun trip. Thank you for the link up!

    Hope you had a happy Easter! We have really enjoyed the long weekend, with beach time and family time and some long naps from the boys letting me catch up with blogging!

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  10. Great dress and I'm impressed with how many ways you were able to style it on this trip! Hope you get to enjoy your last day in AZ!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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  11. This really is the perfect dress! Especially for Arizona weather right now. I'm missing it already!
    Cheryl
    www.northwestmountainliving.com

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  12. what a gorgeous dress and it's perfect. I need something like that for my travels. PS love the curls

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  13. Such a great vacation dress- and I'm so jealous of that gorgeous AZ weather! KC is so cold and rainy right now!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  14. Got to love a dress you can get multiple use's out of. Glad you are having a great trip.

    http://www.amysfashionblog.com/blog-home/

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  15. What a perfect summer dress! I love how it can be styled so many different ways, and it's something that I would live in! I'm glad you've been having a great time in Arizona!
    Rachael
    www.threadsforthomasblog.com

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  16. I've never been to Arizona, but maybe I should check it out. Brian's cousins were talking about how they wanted to go there, but I can't remember which particular city. That black dress is so perfect on you, especially with the hat! Your daughter is getting so big and is such a cutie!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  17. Such a great vacation look! That dress looks so versatile and cute with the sandals and hat. Hope you are having a great trip!

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  18. It looks so pretty there Laura! I love the look, the ease of your dress with the hat and sandals. Lovely with your daughter, and your hairl ooks great curly!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  19. Oh my goodness, you look so cute. I love your hair curly! Love the neckline of that dress too. Sounds like a real workhorse😉. I remember the first time we traveled with Benny (by car) I took everything but the kitchen sink. LOL. I even packed his little bath towels, because heaven forbid I'd use something not washed in Dreft. What was I thinking.😂Happy Tuesday!! So glad you enjoyed your vacation. XO

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  20. You look so pretty Laura! I’m loving your soft curls and beachy accessories! And the backdrop of these photos makes me want to go to Arizona!

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  21. Your dress is so cute and I'm sure you'll wear it everywhere! Also loving the hat, sitting on top of gorgeous curls! Have a great day!

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  22. Such charming smile, beautiful look and mom <3

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  23. Wow! Black looks very good on you! Loving it!

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  24. I always love how fun your hair looks when you curl it and they stay. I had my hair curled, let's just say they tried... :(

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  25. Oh, you're so lucky to get out of the cold for awhile and experience some warmth and sunshine. We got a huge snowstorm in Wisconsin today. LOVE this dress. You look beautiful and so refreshed and happy. It must have been a good get-away for you!

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  26. So glad you enjoyed your vacay! I love your natural hair and that hat is so cute!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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  27. What a beautiful dress! Its a simple yet adorable look. Love it paired with your sun hat which is perfect for the Arizona heat. I also love your hair! So many pretty curls! Enjoy your vacation and wishing you a great week ahead!

    Maureen | www.littlemisscasual.com

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  28. An easy-breezy LBD like this is so versatile, timeless and great for any season. And how great that the hat has SPF 50. Love thew photo of you and Claire. I'd love to co-host your linkup with you sometimes and you can do the same with Thursday Moda, too. =)

    Welcome by and join the Sunday Showcase linkup for this month and as usual stop by Thursdays for my style linkup. =) Thanks!

    http://eleganceandmommyhood.blogspot.com/2018/03/the-sunday-showcase-linkup-april-2018.html

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  29. I love your sandals, thanks for joining us on Continental Drift this momth, Laura.

    SSG xxx

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  30. I love your curly vacation hair! Cute dress too! Hope you had a great trip!
    Cheryl Shops | www.cherylshops.net

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  31. Great dress. Perfect length and style. So good to virtually meet you on our Continental Drift adventure. Thank you for linking up.

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  32. Sounds like you had a great trip! I have a little black swing dress that I always pack for travel - it works with everything and is so comfy!

    xo Jules

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  33. So pretty! I need to add a few LBD's to my closet. Since my parents moved, I miss vacationing in Arizona!

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  34. I'm so jealous of that warm weather! And your curls look fabulous!

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  35. Aww thanks for featuring me Laura!! I hope you and your family had a great time on your trip! That dress is so perfect for traveling. You are so right, you need all the room in your suitcase you can get--packing up the house for a baby is no joke!

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  36. Once you are out of the baby phase of life you quickly forget how it is to travel with a baby in tow. This dress is perfect for the pool, a light walk in town or dinner. Thanks for linking up with Contenental Drift.

    Bosbodaciousblog.blogspot.ca

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  37. You look great, Laura! Love the photo with you and your daughter!

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  38. This dress looks perfect for travel!

    I hope you are having a great week so far!

    Amber

    https://www.avecamber.com
    https://www.bloglovin.com/avecamber

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  39. Love the simplicity of this black dress dear. Really comfy and practical; easy to wear too.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  40. Nice and perfect looking outfit..

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  41. That sounds like the perfect travel dress, and Arizona sounds wonderful (and warm!) So jealous!
    Chic on the Cheap

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  42. That dress is really flattering! It seems perfect for any vacation.
    xx, Nailil
    www.thirtyminusone.com

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